Chaplain's Tid Bit
Fight or Flight! The Shepherd Boy
"You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel."
1 Samuel 17:45
THE PROMISE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
37 On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. 38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” 39 But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given because Jesus was not yet glorified.
The story of David and Goliath is a classic. The shepherd boy arrived at the battlefront to find the armies of Israel quaking because of the Philistine army and its outsized champion. In front of everyone, David confidently selected five smooth stones and the rest is history.
What we sometimes forget is this: One chapter earlier, the prophet Samuel arrived at Jesse’s house, met his sons, and anointed David with the anointing oil that represented the Holy Spirit. Samuel anointed the boy as king, “and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward” (1 Samuel 16:13).
It was the Holy Spirit in David’s heart that gave him the wisdom to fight rather than to flee. How greatly we need the same anointing! As Christians, we have the Spirit living within us. Let’s ask for a fresh empowering by our indwelling Spirit for every giant we face.
"If we are ever to do anything for God and for his Church, we must be anointed with holy oil…. You cannot do David’s work if you have not David’s anointing."
Motorcycle Riders Foundation
Riding Free From DC
Your Weekly Biker Bulletin From Inside the Beltway
Your Motorcycle Riders Foundation team in Washington, D.C. is pleased to provide our members with the latest information and updates on issues that impact the freedom and safety of American street motorcyclists. Count on your MRF to keep you informed about a range of matters that are critical to the advancement of motorcycling and its associated lifestyle. Published weekly when the U.S. Congress is in session.
Motorcyclist Advisory Council Bill Introduced
This week a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced H.R. 2141, the Motorcyclist Advisory Council Reauthorization Act. The Motorcyclist Advisory Council (MAC) was first established by Congress in 2005 and reauthorized in 2015. The MAC is responsible for providing advice and recommendations concerning infrastructure issues related to motorcyclist safety including barrier design, road design, construction, maintenance practices, and the architecture and implementation of intelligent transportation system technologies.
This is the second time that lawmakers have introduced a stand-alone bill to reauthorize the MAC. Last year the bill was turned into an amendment and added to the House-passed highway bill. That amendment and this legislation make common-sense changes to the MAC. Some of these changes include:
Reauthorizing the MAC for six years. This ensures that the MAC has an established timeline for its work.
Requiring that the MAC submit a biennial recommendations report. At a minimum, three reports on a motorcycle policy will now be required to be submitted to the Department of Transportation and Congress for review.
Clarifying the membership of the MAC. This bill sets aside specific seats on the 12-member board for motorcycle riders and advocates. For example, one seat is reserved for each of the following, a national motorcyclist foundation, a national motorcyclist association, and a national motorcycle manufacturing association.
The MRF would like to thank lead sponsor Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-WI) and original cosponsors Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH), Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA), Congressman Jared Huffman (D-CA), Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI), Congressman Chris Pappas (D-NH) and Congressman Don Young (R-AK) for their leadership on this important issue to motorcyclists.
MRF President, Kirk Willard said “The bill introduced by Rep. Gallagher ensures that the nearly 10 million bikers in America are included in the discussion surrounding our nation’s transportation network. No conversation about our roads, bridges or infrastructure is complete unless all roadway users have a voice.”
Click here to read the official press release from Congressman Gallagher.
Country Roads Take Me Home
Last weekend Doc D’Errico, MRF Director of State Representatives Program, traveled to Charleston, West Virginia to join bikers in the Mountain State in support of a helmet choice bill. Senate Bill 77, introduced in the West Virginia legislature, would allow adults over 21 years of age with a motorcycle license and two years of experience to choose whether or not they want to wear a helmet.
Over 100 bikers gathered on the steps of the West Virginia State Capitol to show support for the bill. Lead by ABATE of West Virginia State Director Lanty Hammons, numerous speakers talked about the need for West Virginia to join neighboring states like Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Ohio and allow freedom of choice.
Thank you to the bikers in West Virginia for including the MRF in their fight and thank you to Doc D’Errico who traveled all the way from Massachusetts to join his fellow riders in this battle!
About Motorcycle Riders Foundation
The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) provides leadership at the federal level for states’ motorcyclists’ rights organizations as well as motorcycle clubs and individual riders. The MRF is chiefly concerned with issues at the national and international levels that impact the freedom and safety of American street motorcyclists. The MRF is committed to being a national advocate for the advancement of motorcycling and its associated lifestyle and works in conjunction with its partners to help educate elected officials and policymakers in Washington and beyond.
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20th District Legislators
Rep Peter Abbarno (R)
411 John L. O'Brien Building
PO Box 40600
Olympia, WA 98504
Rep Ed Orcutt (R)
408 John L. O'Brien Building
PO Box 40600
Olympia, WA 98504
Sen John Braun (R)
303 John A. Cherberg Building
PO Box 40420
Olympia, WA 98504
Link to State Legislature Home page
3rd Congressional District Rep. Jamie Herrera Beutler (R)
Motorcycle Safety & Education
Lewis County A.B.A.T.E
Motorcycle Safety and Education Program
It is a pleasure to help new drivers to be aware of motorcycles on our roadways. I have been teaching Motorcycle Safety and Awareness in Lewis, Thurston, and Mason Counties for the past 3 years. I found it to be very rewarding and a great benefit to our community to spread the word of Motorcycle safety. In my opinion, Motorcycle safety cannot be taught enough in our high schools and driving schools and to all drivers, no matter what kind of vehicle or motorcycle they drive. I hope to keep teaching new drivers whenever and wherever I can. “REMEMBER” always look before you act. It may Save A Life of a Brother, Sister or maybe one of your own family. HEY, were out there!! This message came from a motorcycle rider near you!
Lewis County Chapter Motorcycle Safety
and Education Chairpersons,
Keith Allen and Loren "Low" Ackerman
2020 Motorcycle Knowledge Testing Schedule for Lewis County
Contact Puget Sound Safety for information on testing and safety courses.
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